Darren Shields

Healing through Honesty

Why the Blog?

Well Hello :)

I'm Darren. I'm 25 years old and from a small town in Northern Ireland.

I suffered continuous mental health difficulties from aged 19 onwards.


I want to fight back.

This blog was born out of frustration.

Frustration of our poor handling of mental health as a society.

We don’t talk, we wear masks and we hide who we really are.

All over the world people of all ages are suffering in silence

isolated by the belief that they are the only one. That no-one

else feels the way they do.


Yet you are not alone.